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Phone contact with only area code and prefix

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by MLAndroid, Apr 19, 2021.

  1. MLAndroid

    MLAndroid Newbie
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    I'd like to create a phone contact for a large company that has people calling from a lot of internal numbers, but they all use the same area code and prefix. That way I'll know it's probably not spam, it's from someone who works at that company. For example all employees who call have a number like 510-623-XXXX. So is there a way to create a contact that will display the name of the company anytime a call comes from area code and prefix 510-623-XXXX regardless of the last 4 digits.
     


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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    there is no app or setting for something like that. you just need to have the caller id option. just make sure that the number the employee's get are tied in with the company and you should be good to go.....i would also have a talk with your telecommunication company as well. there really is nothing you can do on the phone side that i know of.
     
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  3. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    It's the later digits that are more important for caller ID than the prefixes (e.g. it identifies the same number with or without country codes), so I'm pretty certain you'd have to rewrite the called ID software for this to work.
     
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  4. MLAndroid

    MLAndroid Newbie
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    I have caller ID on my phone and it displays the incoming number, I think the problem is the CNAM databases are so useless now that no name is ever associated with the number. I was hoping there was some way to use wild cards in the contacts list so I could match on all the 4 digit subscriber numbers coming from a particular area code and prefix.
     
  5. Cao Van Thanh

    Cao Van Thanh Well-Known Member

    It is easy, if you really need it I will add it to my current app to auto associate any call log that have prefix matched to an existed contact.
    The things you have to do that use Tasker/Automate to call my app service when have a new call.
     
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  6. Cao Van Thanh

    Cao Van Thanh Well-Known Member

    The main things I need to know that how many people will use it, if it above 500 per day, I will make it live in next 2-3 days. I don't want to add feature that noone use to my app.
     
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